Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant

#45 of 255 in Nature in Colorado
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
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  • Fascinating national park with helpful rangers and easy hiking trails. Plan on spending about two hours for a thorough visit.  more »
  • Great place to go with a family and learn a bit about ancient Colorado history. The park rangers are very friendly and helpful. They seem to cheerfully do their job and help the visitors as much as they can. Very informative and educational, the kids just loved seeing the giant fossilized redwood trees that were as large as the ones in California. The whole family had a good time.
  • This homestead at Florissant is very interesting... if you have some imagination. Well preserved... peek in the windows and consider what it was like to live here with no electricity etc. Several small buildings, hundred year old farm/ranch equipment aging in the sun, and wildflowers galore at the right time of year 🤠

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